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Submission Guidelines

Film Review Guidelines
Book Review Guidelines

How to submit your work to Peace Review:

To submit an essay or Peace Profile to Peace Review, please email your submission (including correspondence information and a short, 1-2 line, biography of yourself) to: Rob Elias, Editor at: or

Or, send two hard copies of your essay, including correspondence information and a short biography of yourself to:

Peace Review
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street, KA 232
San Francisco, CA, 94117-1080, USA

We accept all off-theme essays and Peace Profiles on a rolling basis. There is no specific deadline.
Writer's Guidelines and Submission Information

Peace Review publishes essays on ideas and research in peace studies, broadly defined. Our essays are relatively short (2500-3500 words), and are intended for a wide readership. We are most interested in the cultural and political issues surrounding conflicts occurring between nations and peoples. Since we are a transnational journal (we distribute to more than 90 nations), we want to avoid speaking with the voice of any particular national culture or politics. Relevant topics include war, violence, human rights, political economy, development, culture and consciousness, the environment, and related issues. Generally, we do not reprint essays that have been published elsewhere.

Since we publish essays rather than articles, please observe the following rules:

  1. We need a SHORT title. We do not run titles divided by a colon.
  2. We do not run figures or tables, but we can run drawings and photographs.
  3. We do not run subheadings, but we do make periodic breaks in the text using drop-caps. To indicate where you would like breaks, use a double spacing between paragraphs.
  4. Do not italicize words in your essay, except for titles or foreign words. 
  5. We do not run footnotes or endnotes, but we do print "Recommended Readings" at the end of each essay. They should appear in the following format with full first and last names of authors:     
  • Books
    • Parkin, Sara. 1994. The Life and Death of Petra Kelly. London: Pandora.
  • Articles
    • Fagan, Richard R. 1983. "Theories of Development." Monthly Review (September): 1324.
  • Chapters
    • Tunnell, Kenneth D. 1992. "Worker Insurgency and Social Control," in Jeffrey Ian Ross (ed.), Violence in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
  • Websites
    •  NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 2004. Maize and Biodiversity: The Effects of Transgenic Maize in Mexico: Key Findings and Recommendations. Available at <>, last accessed September 2, 2008.See our recent/upcoming issues section for information on upcoming issues and our ongoing calls for essays, book reviews, and peace profiles.

All essays run in the journal will be thoroughly edited to meet our requirements for style, length, and proper English. If your essay needs extensive editing, we will ask you to resubmit. If your essay needs less editing, and if we can edit it without changing the essay's meaning, we will assume you are inviting us to do so. We cannot return your edited essay for your approval. Papers accepted become the copyright of the Journal, unless otherwise specifically agreed.

Each senior author will receive 50 free "Eprints" of their article, and the option to order issues and reprints through the Taylor & Francis website. Peace Review is also interested in providing an extended resource reservoir for our readers by recommending other books and/or films that compliment essays. We will publish favorable, short book and film reviews that are no more than 2000 words each. We also publish "Peace Profiles," comprised of short biographies of distinguished peace activists from around the world. We organize each issue of Peace Review around a particular theme but we also publish essays outside issue symposiums, which are welcome at any time.

Book Review Guidelines and Submission Information

Submissions should be no longer than 2000 words. Review essays comparing two books should be no longer than 3500 words. Email your essay (including correspondence information and a short, 1-2 line, biography of yourself) to Jennifer Murphy, Book Review Editor at:

Film Review Guidelines and Submission Information

Submissions should be no longer than 2000 words each. Email essays  (including correspondence information and a short, 1-2 line, biography of yourself) to Peace Review. We accept essays on a rolling basis.